Anthropology and Geography

CSU team launches online tool to help prepare for, adapt to climate changes in African forests

A NASA-funded team of Colorado State University researchers traveled to Kenya to unveil a new interactive, online tool to help land managers and foresters working in Kenyan and African forests. 

Spring 2023

North America’s First City: 20,000 people in 1050 C.E.

Ed Henry and colleagues receive $312K NSF grant to investigate the mounds at Cahokia, the largest and most influential urban settlement of the Mississippian culture in 1050 C.E., using magnetometry instruments that are non-invasive and non-destructive. 

Winter 2022

Rain Garden Summer: Sourcing plants and installing gardens with Colorado Stormwater Center

Riley Lynch, anthropology graduate student, worked with the Colorado Stormwater Center on the Rain Garden Pilot Program sourcing plants, communicating with residents, teaching a course, and installing the gardens with volunteers. 

Spring 2022

Heading off vaccine hesitancy

CSU Professor Emeritus Kate Browne recruited anthropology graduate students Joshua Bauer and Shadi Azadegan (M.A. ’21) for a FEMA-funded project focused on reducing barriers and misperceptions surrounding COVID vaccines in marginalized communities.

Winter 2021

Climate Impact on People, Place, and Policy

Growing up in Guatemala, Diego Pons, climatologist and assistant professor of geography, couldn’t help but recognize that climate had a remarkable impact on local environments, farms and people. Pons wants to make large-scale climate science work for local farms and communities facing tough decisions. 

Spring 2021

Together, we protect and discover

In the Department of Anthropology and Geography, together, we imagine, solve, protect, discover, and understand. From youth outreach to ethnography, ecological forecasting to excavation, students and faculty share what it means to be human in the past and in the present.

Winter 2020

Mapping People and the Environment

Students in the course Geography of Global Health had a unique opportunity to study the global health lesson of the COVID-19 pandemic as it unfolded across the world in Spring 2020Learning about inequalities, vulnerabilities, and human-environment relations that shape the disease dynamics, outbreaks, and incidence taught students to investigate the social and systemic interactions of the virus.